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WHO: 5 more Ebola vaccines to be tested in Jan

Posted: 10/24/2014 - If those trials prove effective, larger trials testing the vaccines in West Africa could begin as soon as December, Kieny said. She said five other possible Ebola vaccines should start testing in January.

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New test to cause spike in illness cases in kids

Posted: 10/18/2014 - Starting Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is using a new, faster test which is expected to help the agency test four or five times more specimens per day that it has been.

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UN now training Ebola survivors to help with care

Posted: 10/17/2014 - Sarah Crowe has been back in New York for a week after five weeks in West Africa, and she began her briefing by announcing her current body temperature and holding up a bottle of hand sanitizer.

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Atlanta officials request Ebola action plan

Posted: 10/06/2014 - City Council on Monday approved a resolution requesting briefings from several departments including police, fire, aviation, parks and recreation, public works, waste services and watershed management.

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Mayor: New York City could handle Ebola outbreak

Posted: 10/06/2014 - Five Americans have returned to the U.S. from Africa for treatment since the start of the Ebola outbreak. A New York man treated for Ebola-like symptoms in August didn't have the virus.

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Hazardous material crew cleans quarantined Dallas apartment

Posted: 10/03/2014 - A hazardous-materials crew has been working at the Dallas apartment where Thomas Eric Duncan had been staying. It's believed to have been collecting items worn or used by the man. He's listed in serious but stable condition at a Dallas hospital.

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Rabid racoon found in South Augusta

Posted: 10/01/2014 - The animal was found near the intersection of Mike Padgett Highway and Rollins Road, Walker said. Lab tests confirmed the rabies diagnosis.

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Ga. college smoking ban goes into effect Wednesday

Posted: 09/30/2014 - The University System of Georgia smoking and tobacco ban goes into effect Wednesday and applies to all 31 member institutions. The ban will also apply to events being hosted by institutions within the system.

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Local hospital puts Ebola action plan in place

Updated: 10/10/2014 - The head of the CDC says the Ebola epidemic is spiraling out of control in Africa. Now, the organization is asking US hospitals to prepare in the event of an Ebola outbreak where you live. GRU says they have a plan in place.

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Obama urges world to follow US lead on climate

Posted: 09/23/2014 - More than 150 countries set the first-ever deadline to end deforestation by 2030, but the feasibility of that goal was eroded when Brazil said it would not join. Forests are important because they absorb the main greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide.

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Coke, Pepsi pledge to reduce calorie consumption

Posted: 09/23/2014 - In many ways, the commitment follows the way customers' tastes are already changing. People have been moving away from soda on their own for several years because of concerns about sugar. But the industry group says the new commitment will accelerate the calorie-cutting.

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2nd case of West Nile hits Augusta

Updated: 09/22/2014 - A 69-year-old woman is fighting the West Nile virus. The East side of Richmond County is a "hot spot" getting sprayed every week, but health officials say it can easily spread.

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